Pacific Northwest Chapter
of MLA

PNC/MLA Virtual Conference Schedule- November 8th-9th 2023

November 8th 2023

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Zoom link will open 15 mins early

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Welcome and Keynote - Jodi Schneider

Title: How Medical Librarians Can Stop the Spread of Retracted Research

Bio: Dr. Jodi Schneider is Associate Professor of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she directs the Information Quality Lab. She studies the science of science through the lens of arguments, evidence, and persuasion. Her work evaluates tools to reduce information overload in medical literature and develops approaches to improve citation integrity. Her work has been funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the European Commission, IMLS, NIH, ORI, Science Foundation Ireland, and an NSF CAREER award. She is a Public Voices Fellow of the OpEd Project and the PI of Reducing the Inadvertent Spread of Retracted Science.

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

CE - Activate, Collaborate, Educate: Library Health Outreach and Programming

Jessi Van Der Volgen and Jamia Williams

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

MLA Update - Amy Blevins, MLA President

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Breakout Session- Reflect and Debrief 

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentation Session I

⏩ Telehealth in Libraries: An Opportunity for Service

George Strawley, Liz Morris, and Katie Pierce-Farrier (MST-3:30 pm)

⚡ Unlocking the Power of Poetry: Strengthening Clinical Communication Skills Through Metaphors

Katelyn Angell (EST- 5:30 pm)

🔲 Unboxing the Potential of Instagram: A Graphic Medicine Collection Development Collaboration

Tiffany Follin (EST- 5:30 pm)

Gamifying Asynchronous Learning with a Digital Escape Room

Caitlin Maloy and Teresa Jewell 

🔲 Reaching Alaska’s Communities Through the Alaska Medical Library

Jennifer McKay and Anna Bjartmarsdottir (AKST- 1:30 pm) 

⏩ “Laboring with Hope” to Improve Maternal Health Disparities

Carolyn Martin and Emily Hamstra 

November 9th 2023

9:45AM - 10:00 AM Zoom link will open 15 mins early

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Presentation Session II

⏩ Express Yourself: Utilizing the PUMP Act in Medical Libraries

Tiffany Follin (EST- 1:00 pm)

⚡ Unionization at a Health Sciences Library

Caitlin Maloy, Leah DeSantis, and Leslie Gascon

🔲Onboarding for Health Science Librarians

Ekaterini Papadopoulou, Deborah Gallaher, and Ally Butzke

Project Management and Time Management Tools for Health Librarians

Marlowe Bogino (EST- 1:00 pm)

🔲Librarians Using an Appreciative Advising Model in Nursing Education

Jennifer Bodley 

⏩ The MLA Research Agenda: An Update

Jon Eldredge, Margaret Hoogland, Karen Heskett, Marie Ascher, and Heather Holmes (MST-11 am)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM


11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

PNC Business Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

RML Updates

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Vendor Presentations-

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (1:30)

Doody Enterprises (1:35)

Ebsco (1:40)

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Session III

⏩ Predatory Journal Assessment Toolkit

Megan Benfield and Sam Kauffman

⚡ Measuring Engagement with Health Science Preprints

Alanna Natanson (EST- 5:00 pm)

🔲New Path to Collaboration: The Clinical Librarian Team’s Involvement in Developing Hospital-Based Care Signature Pathway

Alyssa Grimshaw, Melissa Funaro, Alexandria Brackett, Janene Batten, and Zsuzsa Nemeth (EST- 5:00 pm)

⚡ Evaluating a Hospital Library’s Customized Search Alert Service

Kathryn Vela (MST- 3:00 pm)

🔲Path Unknown: Mapping the Health Information Landscape for Mullerian Anomalies in NNLM Region 4

Alyssa Grimshaw, Bethany MacCarter, Nicole Holt, Alla Vash-Margita, and Miranda Margetts (EST- 5:00 pm)

⏩ The Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Guide

Jon Eldredge (MST- 3:00 pm)

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

 Closing remarks

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